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Meal Plan: March 18 - 24, 2018


Roasted Chicken with Vegetables Recipe

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Moist roasted chicken seasoned with rosemary and thyme. And the vegetables soak up all the delicious juices from the chicken and seasonings to make perfect potatoes, carrots, zucchini and mushrooms. And everything cooked in the same pan makes cleanup easy.
Roasted Chicken with Vegetables Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 1.5 hours
READY IN: 1.75 hours
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Ingredients
  • 7 pounds roasting chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 carrots, cut into chunks
  • 2 zucchini, thickly sliced
  • 8 ounces button mushrooms, stemmed and halved (optional)
  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken stock
  • 4 sprigs rosemary, more to garnish
  • 8 fresh sprigs of thyme, more to garnish
  • salt and pepper
Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Brush the chicken with softened butter. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.

In a large bowl combine the carrots, zucchini, mushrooms and potatoes. Add the melted butter and toss to coat. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Put the chicken in a roasting pan and scatter the vegetables around the chicken. Pour in stock and top with herb sprigs. Roast the chicken for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Turning the vegetables a few times to evenly brown.

NOTE: If you used a whole chicken, you will need to cut the chicken into serving size pieces and serve with the vegetables.


Roasted Harvest Vegetables Recipe

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This medley of roasted vegetables is a terrific fall or winter side dish.
Roasted Harvest Vegetables Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 35 minutes
Serving Description: Makes 10 (2/3-cup) servings.
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Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Sage, Rubbed
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Black Pepper, Ground
  • 8 cups assorted cut-up vegetables (1-inch chunks), such as carrots, red onions, butternut squash, parsnips and red potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Mix sage, seasoned salt and pepper in small bowl. Toss vegetables with oil in large bowl. Sprinkle seasoning mixture over vegetables; toss to coat well.

2. Spread vegetables in single layer on foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan.

3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until vegetables are tender and golden brown.

Easy Fruit Salad 25 Recipe

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Ingredients
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • 1 quart strawberries, sliced
  • 1 can pineapple chunks, drained (20 ounce can)
  • 1 can peach pie filling (21 ounce can)
Directions
Combine bananas, strawberries, pineapple and peach pie filling. Chill for 1 hour.

Blueberry Pie Recipe

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The classic summer pie, especially when topped with ice cream. A perfect way to enjoy your blueberry harvest! Search our Blueberry Recipes Collection for more delicious blueberry recipes. Also, you can learn All About Blueberries in our Tips and Advice.
Blueberry Pie Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 1 hour
READY IN: 1 hour
Container: 9
Serving Size: 1 piece
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Ingredients
  • 2 9
  • 6 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon peel, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Place blueberries in a large bowl.
  • In a small container, combine sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and grated lemon peel.
  • Sprinkle the dry mixture over the blueberries. Drizzle vanilla over the bluberries.
  • Line pie pan with one pie crust. Brush bottom of crust with beaten egg white.
  • Pour blueberry mixture into crust.
  • Cut remaining crust into ½ inch wide strips and create a lattice top. If preferred, place full crust on pie and crimp bottom and top crust together.
  • If using the full crust, cut 3 or four ½ in slits into top crust to allow steam to escape while baking.
  • Before baking, cover edges of crust with strips of aluminum foil to prevent crust from over browning while baking.
  • Bake for 50 minutes or until crust is golden brown and juices are bubbling.
  • Serve warm or cool. Add ice cream, if desired.

Ravioli Skillet Recipe

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Kids and adults will enjoy this pasta dish. Ravioli can be found in the refrigerated sections of most grocery stores. Take a little help from the store and have a nice family dinner. Serve it with some garlic bread and a green salad.
Ravioli Skillet Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 20 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1 ounce prosciutto or deli ham, chopped
  • 3 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 package cheese ravioli (25 ounce pkg)
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Directions
In a large skillet, cook beef, green pepper and prosciutto or ham over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.

Stir in spaghetti sauce and water; bring to a boil.

Add the ravioli. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 7-9 minutes or until ravioli is tender, stirring once.

Sprinkle with cheese. Simmer uncovered for 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.


Simple Caesar Salad Recipe

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Don't be afraid of the anchovies. They add the nuttiness and saltiness for the perfect Caesar salad dressing.
Simple Caesar Salad Recipe
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Ingredients
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce (large head)
  • 1 can anchovies, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 cup croutons
Directions
Cut romaine into bite-sized pieces.

Drain anchovies, reserving oil from the can. Mince and combine anchovies and garlic in a large bowl, mash with the back of the wooden spoon, stir in Worcestershire sauce and the juice of one lemon. Add olive oil to reserved anchovy oil to make 1/3 cup combined oil; whisk into anchovy-garlic-lemon mixture. Toss with Romaine lettuce.

Toast croutons just before tossing with salad and just before serving. Serve with freshly shaved Parmesan cheese and plenty of ground black pepper.


Herb Garlic French Bread Recipe

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Garlic bread goes with just about any meal and when you add a bit of herbs and cheese to the mix, it makes it even tastier. This garlic bread is tender on the inside and better yet, can be made in advance and ready to pop in the oven when you are.
Herb Garlic French Bread Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
READY IN: 35 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 1 loaf French bread, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
Directions
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

In bowl, combine butter, spices, and cheese. Spread mixture on each half of French bread. Wrap halves in foil. Bake 30 minutes.

Cut into wide slices.


Stir Fried Chicken and Vegetables with Rice Recipe

This quick and tasty recipe is a family favorite!
Stir Fried Chicken and Vegetables with Rice Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
READY IN: 40 minutes
Container: Large skillet
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 onion, chopped or several green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 cups frozen pea pods, carrots, peppers, or any stir fry vegetable you prefer
  • 2 cups Minute Rice, uncooked
  • salt & pepper
Directions
Heat oil in large skillet on med-high. Add onion and garlic and cook until transparent.

Add chicken and cook through, add salt and pepper to taste. Add water, bouillon, soy sauce, and veggies. Bring to boil.

Stir in rice; cover. Reduce heat to low. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir. Season with more soy sauce.

Chicken and Vegetable Egg Roll Recipe

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Perfect for an appetizer or a light lunch, these tasty egg rolls feature a chicken filling with a mild, slightly sweet flavor.
Chicken and Vegetable Egg Roll Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
Container: steamer or large skillet for frying
Serving Description: 2 egg rolls
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Ingredients
  • 1 package cellophane noodles
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil or olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger - grated
  • 2 chicken breasts - cooked and diced
  • 1 cup carrot - shredded
  • 1 cup cabbage - shredded
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 3 green onions - chopped
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins - optional
  • 14 egg roll wrappers - or spring roll wrappers
Directions
  • Soak cellophane noodles in hot water for 10 minutes, drain.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add chicken, carrots, cabbage and teriyake sauce and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the noodles and green onions, stir to combine.
  • Take the egg roll wrapers one at a time and top with the chicken mixture down the center.
  • Lay the wrapper with a point towards you, fill from point to point going across the wrapper. Roll up the bottom point over the top of the filling. Fold in the sides and continue to wrap up to the other point.
  • You can either steam them in the top of a steamer basket or fry them in 1 cup of canola oil until nicely browned, flip and brown the other side for approximatley 3-5 minutes each side. If you are going to steam them, lay lettuce leaves out to cover the bottom on the steamer so the rolls won't stick.

Chai Recipe

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Chai is a spiced black tea beverage sweetened with sugar and lightened with milk.
Chai Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
Serving Description: Makes 4 (1-cup) servings.
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Ingredients
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 stick McCormick® Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Cloves, Whole
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 black tea bags
Directions

1. Bring water, cinnamon stick and cloves to boil in 2-quart saucepan. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 minutes.


2. Stir in milk and sugar. Return mixture to a simmer. Add tea bags; cover and remove from heat. Allow to steep 2 minutes. Strain tea mixture before serving.


3. Serve immediately or refrigerate to serve cold.


Slow Cooker Pork Roast Recipe

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This pork is juicy with a little tang in the sauce. It isn't your average roast. Serve with buttered noodles so they can soak up some of that delicious juice.
Slow Cooker Pork Roast Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 6 or more hours
READY IN: 6 or more hours
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Ingredients
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless pork roast
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Directions
  • Arrange onion slices evenly over the bottom of the slow cooker. Place the roast on top of the onion.
  • In a small bowl, mix together remaining ingredients and pour over roast.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours.

Delicious Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Creamy mashed potatoes that can be made in advance...perfect. No need to slave over mashing the potatoes when everythings ready to be served.
Delicious Mashed Potatoes Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
READY IN: 50 minutes
Ingredients
  • 12 potatoes, peeled, quartered
  • 1 package cream cheese, softened (8 ounce pkg)
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Directions
In a large pot, cover potatoes with cold water. Boil over medium heat until softened.

Mash all of the ingredients together until smooth and creamy, preferably with a mixer or food processor. Serve hot.

NOTE: Potatoes can be made ahead and reheated. They even freeze well.


Sautéed Brussels Sprouts Recipe

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Caramelizing the onion and Brussels sprouts adds that sweetness to them that is sure to please. Have them any night of the week, not just on special occasions. So easy and so delicious.
Saut#233ed Brussels Sprouts Recipe
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound Brussels Sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Directions
Trim outer leaves from Brussels sprouts and thinly slice.

Add butter and olive oil to a large sauté pan over medium heat. When butter has melted, add shallots and Brussels sprouts and cook until they begin to caramelize, about 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Monster Cookies Recipe

You can't go wrong with peanut butter, chocolate chips, and oatmeal all rolled into one cookie. Use seasonal M&Ms to make then festive for any holiday.
Monster Cookies Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
Serving Description: 1 cookie
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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter, creamy
  • 4 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup M&M's
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, cream sugars and butter.

Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Add vanilla, corn syrup, salt and baking soda.

Add remaining ingredients, mixing well after each one.

Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, depending on the size of cookie. Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes than transfer to a wire rack.


Taco Pasta Recipe

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Another great way to enjoy that great taco flavor. These taco-filled pasta shells are full of flavor and simple to make. They make a great weeknight meal when you don't have a lot of time to fuss over dinner.
Taco Pasta Recipe
PREP: 30 minutes
COOK: 45 minutes
READY IN: 1.25 hours
Ingredients
  • 18 pasta shells - jumbo
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 8 ounces taco sauce
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 cup Mexican cheese
Directions
  • Cook shells; rinse in cold water and set aside.
  • Cook ground beef until no longer pink.
  • Add 1/2 taco sauce, cream cheese, chili powder, and 3/4 cup Mexican cheese.
  • Stuff shells with mixture and place in a greased 9 x 13 baking pan.
  • Drizzle remaining half taco sauce on top.
  • Bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Uncover, spread 3/4 of remaining cheese over top and then bake for 10 more minutes.
  • Sprinkle last bits of cheese over final dish. Serve immediately.

Spanish Rice Recipe

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A rice side dish that goes perfectly beside any Mexican entree. This rice isn't too spicy or doesn't have too much tomato but is full of flavor. You won't have any rice leftover when you make this.
Spanish Rice Recipe
COOK: 30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups (uncooked) long grain white rice
  • 1 tablespoon chicken base (or 3 chicken bullion cubes)
  • 1 cup bell pepper, diced (red, yellow, green, or any combo you like)
  • 1/2 onion, diced small
  • 1 medium tomato, diced small
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (to taste)
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a Dutch oven, add the water, rice, chicken base, vegetables, seasonings and butter, except the salt and lime juice. Bring the water to a boil stirring very little.
  • Cover the pan and place it in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until almost all of the water is absorbed.
  • Remove the pan from the oven but leave it covered and sitting for 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the salt and lime juice.
  • Remove the lid long enough to stir in the salt and lime juice; recover the pan and let sit another 5 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Mexican Cinnamon Chips and Dip Recipe

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A light cinnamon-flavored toasted tortilla with a matching cinnamon dip. This is a nice light dessert that is perfect at the end of any meal with a Mexican flair. It also makes a great anytime treat.
Mexican Cinnamon Chips and Dip Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
Serving Size: 3 pieces
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Ingredients
  • CHIPS:
  • 6 tortillas - 8
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine - melted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • DIP:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 6 ounces vanilla yogurt
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Melt butter and brush on the front and back of each tortilla.
  • Combine the sugar and cinnamon; stir to mix thoroughly. Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon on top of all the tortillas.
  • Cut each tortilla into 8 wedges to create the chips. Place the chips on a baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp.
  • While the wedges are baking, combine the dip ingredients together and beat until smooth.
  • Serve chips and dip together.

Baked Tilapia Recipe

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Simple low-fat method for preparing fish. This baked tilapia served with a rice side dish makes a nice quick-and-easy meal for those nights when you are short on time.
Baked Tilapia Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
READY IN: 25 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound tilapia
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
Directions
  • Heat oven to 375° F. Spray 9" x 13" pan with cooking spray.
  • Cut fish into four serving pieces, place in pan. Tuck under any thin ends for more even cooking.
  • Mix remaining ingredients, drizzle over fish.
  • Bake uncovered 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork.

Creamed Peas and Potatoes Recipe

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Two vegetable favorites are combined in this creamy dish that can be enjoyed as an accompaniment for roasted meat or as a hearty, vegetarian main meal.
Creamed Peas and Potatoes Recipe
PREP: 1 hour
COOK: 45 minutes
READY IN: 1 hour
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound small new potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh shelled peas
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup milk
Directions
  • Peel potatoes and cut larger potatoes in half. Skins can be left on, if desired. Place in a saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Boil for approximately 10 minutes. Do not overcook. When the potatoes are done, drain the water off and set them aside.
  • Boil the peas and drain them when finished cooking. Set aside with the potatoes.
  • In a saucepan, add the onion and butter. Cook until the onion is tender, but hasn't browned yet. Add flour, salt, and pepper. Stir until mixed and then add in all the milk and stir into flour mixture until all ingredients are well blended.
  • Continue to stir and cook until the mixture has thickened and begins to bubble. Cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add the potatoes and peas to the cream sauce. Stir until well distributed and thoroughly heated.
  • Season to taste and serve while hot.

Country Cole Slaw Recipe

A simple to make creamy cole slaw with a sweet-tangy flavor. An excellent side dish to burgers, chicken, and fish.
Country Cole Slaw Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
READY IN: 20 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 1 package coleslaw mix - 16 ounce
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion
  • 2/3 cup creamy salad dressing (such as Miracle Whip)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
Directions
  • Combine the coleslaw mix and onion in a large bowl.
  • Whisk together the salad dressing, vegetable oil, sugar, vinegar, salt, and poppy seeds in a medium bowl; blend thoroughly.
  • Pour dressing mixture over coleslaw mix and toss to coat. Chill at least 2 hours before serving.

Home Style Pork Chops Recipe

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Pork chops are seasoned with paprika and thyme for a home-style flavor and appearance.
Home Style Pork Chops Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 5 minutes
Serving Description: Makes 4 servings.
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Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Thyme Leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Black Pepper, Ground
  • 4 bone-in pork chops, 1/2-inch thick (about 1 1/2 pounds), trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Directions
1. Mix paprika, thyme, salt and black pepper in small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over both sides of pork chops.

2. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add pork chops; cook 4 minutes per side or until desired doneness.

Golden Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

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The cheesy taste of this dish gets an extra boost of flavor from the Yukon Gold potatoes. This scalloped potato recipe along with many other potato casserole dishes on our site are perfect with ham recipes. Learn All About Potatoes.
Golden Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
PREP: 1 hour
COOK: 2 hours
READY IN: 1.75 hours
Container: 3 quart baking dish
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Ingredients
  • 5 large Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • paprika
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Peel the potatoes and slice into 1/8 inch or less thick slices. Cover with cold water and set aside while preparing the sauce.
  • Heat the butter until hot in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until they are tender and starting to brown, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the flour and salt; cook for about 1 minute.
  • Gradually stir in the milk. Continue to stir as the mixture cooks. Cook until the mixture just comes to a boil and has thickened.
  • Remove from the heat and add 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese. Stir until it is all melted.
  • Drain the potatoes and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Layer half of the potato slices in the bottom of a 3 quart baking dish.
  • Spread have of the sauce over the potatoes and then sprinkle with half of the remaining shredded cheese.
  • Layer the other half of the potatoes on top of the sauce and cheese.
  • Spread the remaining sauce over the potatoes and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of the sauce.
  • Sprinkle the top with paprika.
  • Cover the dish with foil and place it in the preheated oven. Bake for 1 1/2 hours covered.
  • Remove the foil and test for doneness. If the potatoes are close to being done when poked with a fork, leave the foil off and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes uncovered.
  • If the potatoes do not feel close to being done, cover them back up and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes before baking uncovered.

Spicy Braised Carrots Recipe

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A little spicy hotness pairs deliciously with the natural sweetness of carrots.
Spicy Braised Carrots Recipe
Container: lidded 10 or 12 inch skillet
Serving Size: pound
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound carrots
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons chopped dried apricots or golden raisins
  • 3 cloves garlic, or more
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, or other vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • plain yogurt (optional)
Directions
  • Peel carrots and slice crosswise into 1/4 inch thick 'coins'. Set aside.
  • Finely chop onion, garlic and apricots (or raisins). Add ginger, chili powder, salt and pepper and mash together, using a fork or a mortar and pestle.
  • Heat oil in skillet and add onion and spice mixture. Cook and stir for a minute or two. Add carrots and stir to coat with spices. Add 1/2 cup water, cover pan and cook until carrots are just tender, 8 - 10 minutes.  Remove cover and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until liquid has evaporated and carrots have begun to brown a little.
  • Taste for seasoning and serve--with a dollop of yogurt, if desired.

Easy Applesauce Recipe

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This homemade applesauce recipe is easy to make and full of flavor. Use your favorite sauce apple to create an applesauce that you will love. If you have never made applesauce, let us show you how easy it is to make nice soft textured applesauce to enjoy this fall.
Easy Applesauce Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
Container: large saucepan
Serving Size: 1 cup
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Ingredients
  • 3 pounds apples (10-12 medium)
  • 1/2 cup sugar to taste, adjust to sweetness of apple
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • water as needed to adjust thickness
Directions
  • Wash, peel, core, and slice apples.
  • Place prepared apples in sauce pan. Add 1/2 inch of water to the bottom of the sauce pan and cook, partially covered, over medium to low heat, 15-20 minutes.
  • Add sugar, approximately 1/4 cup per 4 or 5 apples. Adjust the amount of sugar based on the type and sweetness of the apple variety being used. Add cinnamon and vanilla.
  • Cook for an additional 5 minutes. If sauce is too thick, add a small amount of water.
  • 10-12 medium apples make approximately 1 quart of sauce.
  • Since some apples cook up softer than others, the consistency of the sauce may vary. If a smoother textured sauce is desired, place sauce in blender or a food processor and blend until desired consistency is achieved.

Turtle Cheesecake Bars Recipe

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Creamy cheesecake with all the best ingredients, including chocolate, caramel and nuts. These bars have the added benefit of being baked in a cake pan. Enjoy a little taste of heaven with this decadent dessert.
Turtle Cheesecake Bars Recipe
COOK: 1 hour
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Ingredients
  • CRUST:
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup margarine, melted
  • CHEESECAKE:
  • 2 packages cream cheese, softened (8 ounce pkg)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 jar caramel topping
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
Directions
  • Mix cracker crumbs, sugar, nuts and margarine. Press into 9-inch spring form or cake pan. Set aside.
  • Blend cream cheese until creamy. Mix in sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice; then add eggs and mix. Pour over crust.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the cream cheese layer and allow them to sink.
  • Bake at 300° for 50-55 minutes.
  • Remove and drizzle caramel topping over the top and sprinkle with chopped nuts. Bake for additional five minutes. Remove, cool, and refrigerate.
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